The Sutherland Clinic

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology

Schools

  • University Of Santo Tomas

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Qualchoice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • BCBS Tennessee
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card

Awards

  • Data not available

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville Booneville, MS
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville Collierville, TN
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto Southaven, MS
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital For Women Memphis, TN
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Huntingdon Huntingdon, TN
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis Memphis, TN
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital North Ms Oxford, MS
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton Covington, TN
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Union City Union City, TN
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County New Albany, MS
  • Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Center Germantown, TN
  • Methodist Extended Care Hospital Memphis, TN
  • Methodist Fayette Hospital Somerville, TN
  • Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital Germantown, TN
  • Methodist South Hospital Memphis, TN
  • Methodist University Hospital Memphis, TN
  • Nea Medical Center Jonesboro, AR

Information about group practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.


Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.


Benefits of Group Practice

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing